Wind surfer reported in distress off Seahouses Harbour

Lifeboats News Release

At 12.30pm on Sunday 27 September 2020, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, following a report from a member of the public that a wind surfer was in difficulty off Seahouses Breakwater Pier.

Sea conditions were quite rough.

The inshore lifeboat was in the process of being launched when a further message was received from the Coastguard, stating the surfer was now safely ashore and the launch was cancelled. The lifeboat was then returned to station.

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